Oklahoma protest aims to block Keystone XL construction

Two Texas men were arrested Monday after a protest along the Keystone XL route in Hughes County.
by Jay F. Marks Modified: April 29, 2013 at 11:22 am •  Published: April 29, 2013
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Opponents of the project contend it is inherently dangerous due to the environmental risks posed by continued oil sands extraction and transportation.

“This pipeline is essential for continued tar sands exploitation, which poses an imminent threat to the health of indigenous communities near the point of extraction, fence-line communities around the toxic refineries, and ultimately the health of every living being along the route,” said Butler, who was born at Tinker Air Force Base. “I believe in a more beautiful world, one where the profits of a corporation don't outweigh the health of the people and the planet.”

by Jay F. Marks
Energy Reporter
Jay F. Marks has been covering Oklahoma news since graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1996. He worked in Sulphur and Enid before joining The Oklahoman in 2005. Marks has been covering the energy industry since 2009.
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